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Charles Ericksen

Full name: Karl Fredrik "Charles" Ericksen
Gender: Male
Born: June 20, 1875 in Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway
Died: February 23, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Affiliations: Brooklyn Norwegier Turnverein, Brooklyn (USA)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

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Charles Ericksen represented New York’s Norwegian Turnverein at the 1904 Olympics and won the gold medal in a closely fought bout with Bill Beckmann. Ericksen became active in sports administration and at his death was the president of the Scandanavian-American Athletic League.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 29 St. Louis Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Freestyle Norway NOR 1 Gold

Men's Welterweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1904 Summer 29 St. Louis Wrestling Norway NOR Final Round Match 1/2 1 Ericksen (NOR) decision (15:00), Beckman (USA)
1904 Summer 29 St. Louis Wrestling Norway NOR Semi-Finals Match #2 1 Ericksen (NOR) fall (2:58), Hennessy (USA)
1904 Summer 29 St. Louis Wrestling Norway NOR Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 Ericksen (NOR) decision, Winholtz (USA)
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